Get Ready for iOS 18: Check If Your iPhone is Compatible

Get Ready for iOS 18: Check If Your iPhone is Compatible

Exciting news! Apple has announced iOS 18, and it's packed with groundbreaking features and enhancements that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re eager to explore new customization options, enjoy a redesigned Photos app, or stay connected with satellite messaging, iOS 18 has something for everyone. Let’s dive into what’s new and see if your iPhone is on the list of supported devices.

Key Features of iOS 18

Before we get to the list of compatible iPhones, here are some highlights of what iOS 18 has in store:

  • Customization Options: Enjoy new ways to arrange apps and widgets on your Home Screen, customize Lock Screen buttons, and enhance Control Center flexibility. Make your iPhone truly yours!
  • Photos Redesign: The Photos app gets a major overhaul with a unified view for photo libraries, new collections, and autoplaying content to relive your favorite memories.
  • Messages Over Satellite: Stay connected even when you're off the grid. With satellite technology, you can send messages without cellular or Wi-Fi.
  • Apple Intelligence: This new personal intelligence system uses generative models and personal context to provide smarter, privacy-focused interactions.

For a deeper dive into these features, check out Apple Unveils iOS 18 With New Customization Options, Photos Redesign, AI, More.

List of iPhones Compatible with iOS 18

Here’s the list of iPhones that will support iOS 18:

  • iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

How to Check Your iPhone's Compatibility

Not sure which model you have? Here’s how you can check:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Select About to see your iPhone model.

If your device is listed above, you’re good to go! Your iPhone is compatible with iOS 18 and ready to receive all the latest features and improvements.

Updating to iOS 18

While iOS 18 is currently only available to developers in beta, it will be released to all users in Fall 2024. When it’s ready for the general public, here’s how you can update your iPhone:

  1. Back Up Your Device: Make sure your data is backed up to iCloud or your computer.
  2. Connect to Wi-Fi: Ensure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  3. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  4. Tap "Download and Install".
  5. Follow the On-Screen Instructions: Complete the update process and enjoy the new features!


Upgrading to iOS 18 will ensure you have access to the latest features, security updates, and performance enhancements. If your iPhone is on the list of compatible devices, you’re all set to experience everything Apple’s newest operating system has to offer. Stay tuned for the official release this fall, and get ready to explore the best of iOS 18!

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